Wednesday May 23rd, 2018

New Team —> Pure Sports Josh Wright



Josh Wright

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 10/4/2016

Who are you playing with in 2017?
2016 Hgc/Bww/Buzini (B class ms)

2017 Puresports

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
1st/3rd/Outfield. Where ever needed

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Keith Laski.. KP with smash it.

Why do you like the game of softball?
The competitiveness and rush I get when playing. Every worry disappear's when I'm on the field and the friends I've made while playing is worth it all.

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Owen Grissom. The guy can flat out play and hit it with anyone.

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?

What is your height and weight?
6'1 255

Where do you call home?
Tupelo, MS

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Relaxing around the pool and hanging with my wife.

What do you do for a living?
Robotic specialist for Toyota Motor manufacturing

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Played 2 years juco and 1 year at University of Alabama Huntsville.

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I haven't made it to the conference level yet but played B class all this year and 5 of the conference events with HGC.

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
The professionalism of the players and the umpires. 

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
I have power and can hit for avg but I can't really compare myself to anyone.

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Hitting a grand slam in the if game to put us ahead in the wsl world's this year.

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Earl Creel.  The advice and way he showed me to play the game as made me what I am today.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Just listen to the old guys and take their advice serious. Keep a calm temper.

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Pinky overlap and 27oz endload.

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Hit the gym everyday and keep my core loose and strong.

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees. 

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Pic in Chattanooga. It's an open tournament and no one can complain about who your playing.

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Chattanooga. Just a well kept complex and great atmosphere.

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I'm scared of heights

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
Winning the WSL worlds in Panama City and making the All world team.






5 responses to “New Team —> Pure Sports Josh Wright”

  1. Softball Man says:

    A B team winning a C World?

    • Casey Alexander says:

      They are a B non Conference team and WSL lets anyone drop a class but they also played Elite division the week before against Connell and everyone else just like we have at previous Conference events. There’s a lot of teams in WSL C Worlds that could and do compete at a higher level. Not anything new for WSL.

  2. Coach says:

    This kid is an athlete. Ive seen him play the past 2 years and would be a great asset to any team. He can hit a ton and run very well to be 250. Someone give him a chance.

  3. Casey Alexander says:

    My boy can flat out play, hope he and I both get a chance to play together in the future.

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